This Business is All About Superheroes
Gala Comics is a self-publishing company founded by Osmar Ramos-Caballero that creates Spanish comic books and graphic novels with original Latino/Afro-Latino characters for the Latino community or anyone interested to learn Spanish in a fun way. Osmar says he knew by the time he was a teenager that he wanted to have his own Marvel/DC type of company and has been drawing since he was just six years old.
In 2019, he applied for the Business Accelerator in Holyoke full of anticipation, recalling he felt “ …a mix of curiosity and excitement at the same time. This venture would finally be real instead of having this business fantasy in my head!” He loved attending classes, learning about social media, and building his business website. With the support of his mentor team, who he said was fantastic, he could see how his business would look in 5 to 10 years.
Since graduating, Osmar has self-published two books on Amazon, and another is on the way. He’s been featured in the local news and has done a workshop for teenagers at Holyoke YMCA. Starting next year, he’ll be at Holyoke’s Farmers Market selling his books, posters, and t-shirts.
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